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ABC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
morning. >> the call to lakin from the obama administration stems from what happened at the metro stations 7 months ago. the deadly metro collision. other safety issues at subway systems across the nation are some reasons why the government wants to step in. a lot in place since 1965 have president of federal government from regulating the subway systems. they planned to introduce a proposal to congress. congressman graemham is in favo, but some say it's another way for the gunman to grab more power. some lawmakers are concerned over how much the proposal will cost. a metro spokesperson says this is very preliminary, but the agency is in favor of more safety oversight. kathy park reporting. >> thank you. also, virginia railway express no longer expects delays of fredericksburg line today. it said last week signal work with the clippers their schedules behind, but the work went faster than they expected. the fredericksburg and manassas lines wi operate on normal schedules today. >> president obama is in china on his four nation tour through asia he is in beijing for a two-day visit with the
ABC
Nov 26, 2009 6:00am EST
guest list. while they were in the same room as the president, mrs. obama and the indian prime minister it is not clear whether either of them met the guest of honor or the obamas. >> this was called to the attention of the secret service by press inquireys. everybody entering the white house for the dinner, including the salahis went through magnatometers. the couple are candidates for the television show "real housewives of washington." >> what a story. thank you very much. we turn to some other news on this thanksgiving morning. we're learning more about president obama's war strategy for afghanistan. ahead of his announcement next week, the president will address the nation tuesday from the military academy at west point in new york. he is expected to send 30,000 more troops afghanian to join the 68,000 already there. lawmakers plan to hold a hearing on the strategy the day after the speech. police are investigating a forced entry home invasion in gaithersburg that ended with a shooting in the parking lot. police say a man returned to his home on crestwood drive last night and found
ABC
Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
to the polls. independents who backed obama last november voted two to one for bob mcdonnell. virginia is overwhelming voicing their support for bob mcdonnell and the gop. is the first time in 12 years republicans have swept all offices. >> thank you. >>> republicans are also in charge of the other top two seeds. bill bolling gathered 56% over jody wagner. and in the attorney general race, ken cuccinelli has been declared the winner over democrat steve shannon with 50% of the vote. >>> republicans also captured the other race, in new jersey. chris creasing it beat jon corzine with nearly 49% of the vote. he is the first republican to win a statewide contest in that heavily democratic state. the democrats managed to pull off a win in new york's 23rd congressional district. doug hoffman lost with about 49% of the vote. republican dede scozzafava dropped out and endorsed the democrat and still picked up six% of the te. >>> we have complete coverage of all races. lock onto wjla.com. >>> a tragic end for three college softball players. the women were found dead last night. their jeep was pu
ABC
Nov 10, 2009 6:00am EST
it does not happen again. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will reportedly approved most of the 40,000 additional troops requested with deployments likely beginning in january. mr. obama meets with his war council tomorrow and then leaves for asia on thursday. there probably will not be announcement on this until he gets back. >>> police are looking into a double shooting overnight that left a man dead and another in the hospital. this happened after midnight on 21st street. they were taken to the hospital where one died. >>> u.s. senators are looking into a probe at safety lapses in metro. since spring, metro officials barred independent monitors from walking the tracks looking for problems. metro says there has been a misunderstanding of the monitors were allowed to approach the tracks if accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes will likely be approved to legalize same-sex marriage in the district. these changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to avoid h
ABC
Nov 3, 2009 6:00am EST
years. a loss for corzine will not look good for president obama. republican dede scozzafava dropped out of that race over the weekend and then she tossed her support before democrat candidate bill owens, hoping to defeat the conservative candidate. there also local elections. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> the deaths of two teenagers has left the city of triangle, , , in shock. it happens act oakdale circle. -- it happens at oakdale circle. matt brock has more. >> the girl's father came home and found the bodies. police would not say for sure if it is a murder-suicide, but it does look that way. a tragedy. inside this home on oakdale circle, a father discovered a parent's worst nightmare, the body of his teenage daughter and a teenage boy. >> she lived there with her father. he came home and discovered the bodies. >> police say they forest park high school were shot together in an upstairs bedroom. police did not believe anyone else was involved. >> we're not looking for a murder suspect here. >> neighbors say the girl and her father were relatively new to
ABC
Nov 19, 2009 6:00am EST
to 31 million more americans that do not currently have health insurance. >>> president obama is on his way back to the white house. his final stop was in south korea. he visited troops and thanked them for their service. he met with south korean president and they declared new steps in getting north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. they fail to reach an agreement on a free-trade deal. >>> hami karzai is promising to end corruption. hillary clinton was there for the ceremony to show u.s. support. he is under international pressure to shed the cronyism that marked his first term. no word on if it will factor into president obama's susan on whether to boost troop levels there. >>> new details of the circumstances surrounding the fort hood shooting. robert gates is expected to announce he has chosen a former senior defense official to head the probe. he wants a quick, short-term report fall bought a longer, more extensive study. >>> a hunter ifacing charges after he fired at college students he mistook for deer. jessica goode was shot in the chest and killed. regis boudinot shot in th
ABC
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
in san antonio. he was injured during his attack. >> and president obama plans to announce his strategy, secretary robert gibbs says the president now has the information he wants and needs. that announcement follows 10 strategy sessions on whether to commit new forces to afghanistan. middle tafere officials and others expect mr. o'bama to settle on a middle road option involving perhaps up to 35,000 u.s. forces. >> and finally on a much lighter note this morning will it be mya or donny or kelly? "dancing with the stars" will crown another champion tonight. >> ♪ >> that's singer mya. she's from maryland by the way. stheps front run tore win this. got a perfect score for her dance and leads the pack with 87 out of 90 points. fan favorite donny osmond is a close second with 85 points and kellysbourne is in third place with 76. so you can find out who gets mirrored ball trophy beginning tonight right here on abc 7. going to be a big fun show. >> a lot of folks going to be watching that one. >> 6:08 right now. >> and still ahead on a tuesday morning. the holiday rush for the h1n1 vaccine.
ABC
Nov 12, 2009 6:00am EST
. they believe the shooter might have been in the car with the victim. >>> president obama is going back to the drawing board on a strategy for afghanistan. he will not accept any of the four options by his security team. he is asking for specifics on how and when u.s. troops will turn over security. the ambassador is voicing concerns about sending in more troops. >>> the president leaves for asia tonight. the tour begins in tokyo and includes stops in tokyo -- in china and south korea. he will first stop in alaska to me with u.s. troops there. >>> investigators will released new information from last week's deadly attack later today. they're still trying to determine what clues and suspected shooter drops before his ramparts. courtney robinson has the latest. >> the suspected gunman, some of the things they are looking into is whether he tried to wire money to pakistan and had contact with a radical imam. there were concerns about his stint at walter reed. doctors and staff said he was often belligerent in conversations about his fate. they tried to turn that into something positive but
ABC
Nov 13, 2009 6:00am EST
on the forecast but for weather updates any time, log on to www.wjla.com. >> president obama is in tokyo for the first stop on his four-nation tour of asia. he will meet with japan's prime minister later today as the president waves a decision of the war strategy in afghanistan. the white house says a formal announce smeapt still weeks away and mr. obama says he won't send troops in harm's way unless they have proper support and there's a clear exit strategy. the army's psychiatrist accused of the fort hood shootings could face the death personality. major malik nadal hasan has been charged with 13 marges of murder and could be charged with a 14th count because one of the victims was pregnant. president obama wants details on what they knew about hasan. >> it could end up being one of the biggest counterterrorism sees yures ihistory. federal prosecutors took a u.s. skyscraper and four u.s. mosques inuding the islamic education center owned bety non-profit muslim organization the alabi foundation suspected of being secretly controlled by the iranian government. federal prosecutors are try
ABC
Nov 17, 2009 6:00am EST
on westlake drve. >>> president obama is winding down his trip to asia. he has met with chinese president hu for wide ranging talks. yunji de nies has the latest from beijing. >> president obama played torras today, taking in some of the signatures sites. they spent hours of closed door talks with communist leaders, including five hours with president hu. >> a strong dialogue is important for the well-being of our nations but also of the world. >> much of the discussion has centered on the economy. china is america's biggest creditor. >> china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in a generation. >> it is not just finance. the continued to work together on climate change and the north korean nuclear issue. they have significant disagreements, most notably on civil rights. the president urged them to continue talks and that only minorities preserve financial freedom. >> we think they are universal rights and they should be available to all peoples, to all ethnic and religious minorities. >> mr. obama but is the first american president t
ABC
Nov 27, 2009 6:00am EST
and newark street. live in northwest d.c., matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you matt. well, president obama enjoyed his first thanksgiving in the white house. the president called 10 u.s. servicemen and women serving in iraq and afghanistan two from each branch of the military and thanked them for their service and wished them a happy thanksgiving. he -- today first lady michelle obama will accept the official white house christmas tree. that tree will arrive at the north port co-on the traditional horse-drawn carriage. this is thou tree looked last year and it will be decorated and on display throughout the hood season. and that christmas tree is sure to be featured when oprah host it is white house special. she will sit down with the president and first lady and show case behind the scenes prep regulates for the obama's first christmas at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and how about this? an amazing find from a 9-year-old girl at annandale will go on display at the smith sownian. her name is gabrielle black and discovered a dinosaur bone. she says she simply got a hand full of dirt and found a
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 6:00am EST
race is the one for governor of new jersey. president obama hit the campaign trail for jon corzine. analysts say a coursrzine could be politically embarrassment for the president. >>> the president will make a decision within weeks on whether send more troops to afghanistan. the administration is reportedly considering sending a smaller number than the 40,000 troops that have been requested. >>> the afghanistan election could affect the decision on troop levels. abdullah abdullah has now withdrawn from the contest. hamid karzai it will remain in power for another five years. it is not clear whether the november 7 vote will go on at all. the administration said they are planning to work with hamid karzai. >>> at least 30 people are dead after a bombing outside a bank in pakistan. the united nations said the spreading violence has forced it to suspend long term development work along the border with afghanistan. some >>> dale city parents -- >>> some del city parents are on high alert. three teenagers were assaulted while they were trick-or- treating. courtney robinson has the latest
ABC
Nov 18, 2009 6:00am EST
in a murder that elliott wound up killing. >>> president obama will meet with the president of south korea later today. it will talk about north korea's nuclear program. he wrapped up a trip to beijing with some sightseeing at the great wall of china. >>> support for the afghanistan war is slipping. a new poll found 52% of americans feel the war is not worth the cost. 44% see it as a worth fighting. 55% saw are confident the president will choose a strategy that will ultimately work. >>> breaking news. the european union said pirates have now attacked the u.s. flag maersk alabama up for the second time in five months. pirate attack it off the coast of somalia earlier this year, taking the captain hostage. he was rescued by navy seals. we will have more details as they become available. >>> the pentagon is preparing to launch its own investigation into the fort hood shooting rampage. it will look at how all military service members are showing signs of trouble. nidal hasan is acced of killing and injuring many people. >>> vincent gray is the target of an ethics probe. he used council statio
ABC
Nov 6, 2009 6:00am EST
deployment may have contributed to these deaths in some cases. >>> president obama colorado this a horrific outburst of violence. he will attend walter reed medical center. this'll be his first visit since taking office. the visit was scheduled before the shooting at fort hood. >>> major nidal hasan has spent years living in our area and attended a mosque in silver spring. that is where we find pamela brown. >> we did see some worshipers here at the community center. they are shocked by this news. they said he came here for 10 years to pray and that he was a dedicated muslim. he would come to the earlier service, 5:30 in the morning. they say he was active in the community, often volunteering. he rarely talked about politics or extreme views. here's what one worshiper had to say. >> he was an educated person. they tell me he was a doctor. he talked to me maybe three or four years ago. maybe a year ago. at this time -- >> and he goes on to say the most devoted of worshipers come here this early in the morning. perhaps the worst -- perhaps the person who knew him best knew him for more than 1
ABC
Nov 9, 2009 6:00am EST
debate. republicans are pledging to stop the measure. president obama pushing the senate to act before the end of the year. >>> there is a provision that would allow states to choose whether to participate in any government-run of health care. bob mcdonnell says if given the option, the commonwealth of virginia will pops out. >> with a $1.2 trillion price tag, taking from medicare, it will ultimately increase choices -- decrease choices for families. >> virginia voted 7-4 against the bill. maryland voted 6-2 in favor of the bill. >>> the capitol christmas tree will arrive by the end of the month. it was cut down over the weekend and was placed on a huge flatbed truck. the tree will go on a statewide tour before finally arriving in d.c. on november 30. >> it looks like a nice one. >>> 47 degrees. >> per kaine ida is bringing heavy -- hurricane ida is bringing heavy winds. but there is a new way to get around some of the gridlock. >> we are live in the weather center. we have a beautiful day ahead of us. it could change by midweek. cooler temperatures. (announcer) in america we don't jus
ABC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
. happy monday. >> first lady michelle obama is inviting 20 high-school girls for a history lesson on state dinners, followed by desert, it's at the state dining room at the white house. that's tuesday evenion tuesday. she will discuss the poehler arrangements -- the floral arrangements. the dinner will honor the indian prime minister. this purple tie is sport this man's ohio all modema mater. -- this purple tie is fo. at the american music awards adam lambert slipped, but recovered pretty well and then he was back up on his feet. jennifer lopez also takes a tumble. she missed her footing and slipped on the floor. she quickly recovered. that was cut out of the west coast feed. finally, a reminder that nothing is private after you put it on line. a woman froqueb is on long- term sick leave from depression. she added some pictures in which she appeared to be having fun on your facebook page. her insurance company if said they were evidence she is no loger depressed. the company took her benefits away. now she is fighting to get them reinstated. she said her doctor told her to go hav
ABC
Nov 5, 2009 6:00am EST
obama will visit the hill tomorrow to meet with the democratic caucus. it will be aim -- some say the endorsement by the aarp may be just enough to reassure daughters about the controversial public option. these maryland residents had a message on health care -- do not give up too much to get compromised votes. >> why are we caving in to this perception that someone will filibuster? let them filibuster? who cares? let them stand up and say, we do not want health care for everyone in america. >> it will pay for coverage by making it affordable. >> those who have insurance are paying extra cost for those who do not have health insurance. and important point is to make sure that everybody pays their fair load. >> on the house side, this republican lawmaker insists his voters do not want it. >> 80% of the people who took my survey believed the current health care plan is the one better than that in the bill. >> a better chance for the public option. it will be funded in part by cuts from medicare. they hope the endorsement by aarp could help house members who were concerned that senio
ABC
Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
. president obama and the first lady attended an emotional farewell for the victims the fort hood shooting. >>> we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horrors of war. >> the president praised their sacrifice and placed a. at the memorial of beach fallen soldier. he met privately with the victims'family . -- with the victims' family. >>> military divers have found the body of one of two u.s. soldiers who disappeared last week. there are trying to recover airdrop supplies that had fallen into a river. they're now searching for the other body. >>> sergeant charles cartwright died in afghanistan over the weekend. matt brock is live at arlington national cemetery with how he is being remembered. >> there will be a veteran state ceremonies. there is a small town in maryland who is feeling very badly today. it will be a rough veterans day. they lost one of their own. his name is sergeant charles cartwright, just 26 years old. he was promoted to sergeant just three years ago. he joined the marines on september 10, 2001, the day before the 911 attacks. you hear people wh
ABC
Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
and will lead to massive cuts in medicare. >>> they are ready if president obama wants more troops to afghanistan. they cannot supply troops quickly if they are needed. the president is expected to make an announcement after thanksgiving. plans to withdraw troops from iraq are still on schedule. >>> robert gates says a review will look into how military identifies service members who might beat a threat to others. togo west and vernon clark wl head this review. >> metro's of directors is ordering all employees to cooperate with the oversight body. executives should notify the board befor denying a request from the oversight group. the reports said metro executives had barred independent monitors from observing safety procedures. surely after, two metro workers were fatally injured on separate injuries in those tracks. >>> a computer glitch caused cancellations for flights across the country. a circuit board in salt lake city malfunctioned. they have to enter flight plans and by hand. this is the second time this happened in 15 months. >>> oprah winfrey is calling it quits, at least
ABC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
. >>> president obama will announce his blueprint for the war in afghanistan. he will make a speech from new york at west point and is expected to announce a least 30,000 troops will be headed towards afghanistan. it will cost $1 million per year for each additional soldier. >>> it is cyber monday. holiday shoppers will send the day online looking for savings. will strong sales from black friday carry over? philip stewart has more. good morning. >> millions of americans will head back to work and will hit their computers for what has become the kickoff of the online shopping season. we want to show you 1 website, amazon.com. shoppers can expect discounts and also messages on facebook and twitter. cyber mond is increasingly important for retailers. nine out of 10 are offering deals on the web. this year could attract 100 million shoppers. most retailers plan to lure shoppers with special deals that include one-day sills and free shipping on all purchases. we will have more on cyber monday and will let you know how sales over the weekend were. >> thank you. >>> 55 degrees. >> tiger woods is still s
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